Archive 2018

Conferences, lectures and workshops to present and discuss recent societal developments regarding inequality and social policy research.

Place:
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3390
Mary-Somerville-Straße 5
28359 Bremen
Time:
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Organizer:
SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Contact Person:

Place:
Unicom
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time:
12.00 - 2.00 p.m.
Organization:
Johannes Nostadt
Cooperation:
Semester:
SoSe 2018

Data mining, especially as applied to social science data, is a rapidly changing and emerging field.
Data mining (DM) is the name given to a variety of computer-intensive techniques for discovering structure and for analyzing patterns in data. Using those patterns, DM can create predictive models, or classify things, or identify  different groups or clusters of cases within data. Data mining uses machine learning and predictive analytics that are already widely used in technical areas and business and are starting to spread into social science and other areas  of research. This talk will give an introduction to machine learning techniques, its challenges, applications, and pitfalls closely related to social sciences.

27.04.2018 - 28.04.2018Workshop

Archivierung und Zugang zu qualitativen Forschungsdaten

SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen
Place:
Guesthouse of the University of Bremen
Teerhof 58
28199 Bremen
Time:
Friday, 27th April: 1 - 6:45 p.m.; Saturday, 28th April 2018: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Organization:
Partic. Organization:

26.04.2018Conference

Prävention stärken! - Die 4. Säule als wichtiger Baustein für unser Gesundheitssystem

Länger besser leben.-Institut, Universität Bremen
Place:
HDI-Arena Hannover
Robert-Enke-Straße 3
30169 Hannover
Time:
10.30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sc. Administration:
Organization:
Cornelia Trittin, M.A.
Cooperation:

Place:
SOCIUM, Unicom, House Turin
Room: 3.4110
Mary-Somerville-Str. 5
28359 Bremen
Time:
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Semester:
SoSe 2018

23.04.2018Lecture

Long-Term Care in the US: Lessons to be learned

Ali Hamandi (Harvard University)
Place:
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.4110
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time:
12.00 - 1.00 p.m
Contact Person:

Ali Hamandi, MSc is focusing his dissertation on the politics and economics of aging. As a Trudeau Foundation Scholar, his research considers issues related to the financing, organization and delivery of long-term care services and supports in the US and other OECD states. Prior to starting his PhD, Ali worked with various multilateral organizations, namely the World Health Organization. As a Master’s student at the Harvard School of Public Health, Ali consulted for the World Bank on health insurance reform. He also helped assess the economic burden of chronic diseases at the headquarters of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris and the Economist Intelligence Unit in London. As a doctoral student, Ali broadened his experience by working on business strategy in the health sector for SHI Consulting, Microsoft Corporation, and Morneau Shepell. Most recently, he served as a policy adviser to now Minister of Finance of Canada, Bill Morneau during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2016 election campaign. He is also a regular contributor to the Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, the Hill Times, and other Canadian news outlets on mainly political subjects.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Dr. Lorraine Frisina Doetter. 
As space is limited, we ask that you kindly RSVP in advance at: Jkanbach@uni-bremen.de

05.04.2018 - 06.04.2018Workshop

Possibilities in Computational Social Science. Automated web data collection for the social sciences using R

Dr. Dominic Nyhuis (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Place:
Unicom
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time:
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Organization:
Johannes Nostadt
Cooperation:
Semester:
SoSe 2018

The vast availability of data on the web is fundamentally changing the research practices in the social sciences. By mastering the tools needed for automated web data collection, a single researcher can construct a data set that would have required tremendous efforts and expenses not too long ago. The course is intended to provide an applied overview of the skills required for automatically collecting data from the web. It will give a cursory introduction  to some of the most important skills and techniques. In particular, the workshop will provide an introduction to the basic structure of HTML to enable an understanding of the underlying architectures and mechanics of websites. XPath will be introduced as a syntax to address specific elements of websites and a tool to extract them as needed. Regular expressions are covered which allow further processing textual data gathered from the web. Finally, client-server  interactions in the HTTP protocol and the structure of URLs are discussed to understand web interactions in practice.  The applied elements of the workshop will make use of the programming language R.
*Therefore, a basic familiarity with R is a prerequisite for attending the course.*

Place:
Hauptsitz Union Investment
Weißfrauenstraße 7
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Time:
February 15, 2018: 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. February 16, 2018: 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Organization:
Partic. Organization:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

09.02.2018Conference

Party Competition in Democracy

Norddeutsches Kolloquium Sozialwissenschaften
Place:
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 5
28359 Bremen
Time:
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Organization:
Prof. Dr. Valentin Schröder; Prof. Dr. Markus Tepe (Center for Social Science Methodology, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg)
Semester:
WiSe 2017/18

Download: Programme of the conference

Place:
University of Bremen GW2
Room: B3009/B3010
Bibliothekstr. 1
28359 Bremen
Time:
08.02.2018: 1 -6 p.m.; 09.02.2018: 9:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
Organization:
Dr. Frank Meier; Dr. Thorsten Peetz